Noorderlicht Cafe is situated at the industrial NDSM wharf, a former shipyard at the waterfront. Now it’s becoming more and more of a trendy place to be for festivals and other events. Even though it’s becoming more up and coming, you still have to know where you’re going or else you won’t find it.
During the day Noorderlicht is a great place to sit outside, eat and drink and enjoy the view of the water and the central station on the other side of the water. This is of course when the weather is good. But inside is also very nice and warm, with a couple of comfortable couches to sit on and sometimes even a real lit fireplace! The atmosphere is laid back, with sometimes live music or other events. The same atmosphere carries on during night time when the parties attract interesting crowds of people.
Combine a visit to Noorderlicht with rummaging through second hand vintage clothes at the IJhallen (check my IJhallen article) and you’ve got a perfect lazy Sunday afternoon.